Tuesday, June 20, 2017


Hi, There!

The challenge over at Ching-Chou Kuik for the month of June is Butterflies:)  So I just had to be part of this challenge as I love butterflies.  They are so pretty, gentle, happy and peaceful fluttering around your garden.  His way of saying enjoy the nature I created for you.  

I wish I had a garden devoted to just the butterflies .... but I do have hummingbird feeders that are blessed with daily visitors of brilliant colors!!!   

We actually had a pheasant visiting us for awhile and he was so much fun to watch - now I hope he has just found better feeding grounds and nothing happened to him.  We also have a male wild turkey that loves to strut his stuff around the wild female turkeys that come to feed here too!!!  Yes - jungle habitat here!!  LOL  Till next time, enjoy nature when you can, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Digital Image from CCK - colored with Copic Markers as follows:
Skin E0000 000 00 E21 E93
Hair YR30 Y21 E31
Dress  R20 R00 R11 R81 R83 R85  Leaves/Eyes/Butterfly G20 G40 G43 YR30
Image in a frame from IO - doubled that frame.  Background is paper I used Distress Oxide ink - Worn Lipstick and also stamped butterflies with same distress ink.  Wink of Stella in her hair, glossy accents in her eyes and stardust here and there on butterflies.  Image has been mounted with foam tape.

Card shared at:
CCK- June Challenge Butterflies
Crafting From the Heart Challenge #164 - ATG
Crafting with Friends  Challenge #45 - ATG

Saturday, June 3, 2017


Hi, There!!

Yes indeed!!!  50 years have gone by in a wink of an eye and I can't believe it!!!  We are so blessed to have one another and all the blessings that the good Lord has bestowed on us.  We are so very happy and lucky and I praise and honor You Lord for giving us each other to love and to cherish for all these years.

I made this card back in 2012 and we just rotate it to each other each year as my private note inside says it all and it is so us - sitting and watching the birds come to our bird feeders!!!  Joy in all the simple things in life have given us such tremendous happiness.

Have a wonderful weekend and we will be enjoying a quiet dinner at our very favorite restaurant later tonight!!!  All diet plans are off for tonight!!!  Yippee!!!!!  Bring on the big plates, good wine, and oogie-gooey desserts!!!!  Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Tuesday, May 30, 2017


Hi, There!

I was too late to enter this into one challenge at Ching-Chou Kuik's website but wanted to post it.  I believe I am in time for other challenges.  I was behind the eight ball all the way for my challenge entries this month!!!!  I am not sure how the time passes me by when I always think I am on time!!! LOL  But I am having fun during the process and that is what it is all about.  Have a great evening or day!  Till next time hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card shared at:
Crafts and Me - ATG
Crafting From the Heart Challenge #161 - ATG
Crafting With Friends Challenge #44 - ATG

Digital Image is from Ching-Chou Kuik colored with copic markers:
E000 E00 E01 E02 E13  Hair B0000 BG000 B00 BG01 B91 B95  Dress BG000 and glitter
Flowers E01 E02 E95 E93  Butterflies BG0000 BG10 B91 B95 B45
Leaves and eyes G21 G24 G94 G85 Glossy accents for the eyes
Liquid pearl, sequins and distress ink on edge of background paper  Papers- Graphic 45/Sweet Sentiments  Ribbon and lace from stash and staple I painted with Copic Marker to match

Friday, May 26, 2017


Hi, There!
NOTE:  Heavy post with photos

I love fairies, butterflies, and mermaids.  Mermaids won!!  I have a few digital mermaids from Aurora Wings - I love them all and I still have a few more that are crying for attention!!!  

I decided that Aurora Wings' challenge for a secret garden would be one that is under the sea!!!  I am sure there are some beautiful creatures and or critters roaming the bottom of our wonderful seas! 

This is what I imagine as only a little part of "my secret garden" under the sea;)  Thanks for stopping by, till next time, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Tri-fold card open first flap:
Last flap open: 
Close up of left side and inside mermaids:
All digital Mermaids from Aurora Wings and colored with Copic Markers:
Mermaid #1 E000 E00 E01 E02 E11  Hair E30 E31 E34 E35 Body G20 G40G43 E13 E99 E97
Mermaid #2 E000 E00 E01 E02 E00 Hair E50 E53 E19 E97  Body BG000 B01 BG32 BG15 BG49
Mermaid #3 E000 E00 E11 Hair YR00 YR01 YR02 YR27 YR07  Body B0000 BG000 B14 B16 B32
Ground YG01 YG25 YG21 BG15 BG32
Wink of Stella on her hair and body.  Liquid pearls and stardust.  Stickers inside of card are from K&Company and the rising bubbles are from Designs by Ryn   Sentiment on Spellbinder label on front of card was made with Hero Arts Alpha Letters
Card Shared at:
Aurora Wings Challenge #50 - My Secret Garden
SS Monday Challenge - Little Critters

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Hi, There!

I can't believe how fast time goes by - I didn't even know that this weekend is Memorial Day weekend here in the USA!!!  I thought once I retired maybe time would slow up but it seems like it has sped up for me - don't know why.  I have to work faster on my projects to make deadlines lately! 

I have had this image from East Wind for quite some time and only getting to color her now.  It was a lot of fun and when I found the "just right paper" it all came together!  Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your week - before it is next week;)  Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Sharing this card at East Wind Challenge #71 - Celebrate the Women
SS Monday Challenge - Little Critters (Little bird in the cage)

Card Recipe:
Image is Auroa BlueJ colored with Copic Markers:
Skin E000 E00 E01 E02 E11  Hair E21 E23 E25 E29 E79
R81 R83 R85  B41 B21 B34  G20 G21 G24 G94
Eyes has glossy accent applied and I added Wink of Stella in her hair.  Star Dust for glitter to the flowers.  The paper for background is from Wild Rose Studio/Flight of Fancy
Frame for image is a Spellbinder label/distress ink around edge  Stickers from Recollections

Saturday, May 20, 2017


Hi, There!

Happy weekend to you!!!  I love the weekends - everyone is more relaxed minus the running around that needs to be done at the end of a work week!  I have so many projects to be done around here that I need help with - man power help - which is my grandsons!!!!  We got 3 things crossed off my list and the last one will be done tomorrow!!!!  Then we start on the next list.  I am sure they are so happy when I am in my art room creating or on my computer blogging!!!  I can just hear it - "oh, thank goodness, Nana is busy with her blog".  LOL  Oh, Home Sweet Home!!!  So here is my card!!!  Till next time, hugs and blessings to you ~ CaroleAnn

Sharing the card at:

SS Monday Challenge - Home Sweet Home
SS Wednesday Challenge - Add some sparkle
Crafting With Friends Challenge #43 - ATG
Crafting From the Heart #159 - ATG
613 Avenue Create Challenge #197 - ATG

Card Recipe:
Copic markers:  Skin E000 E00 E01 E11 E02  Hair E53 E55 E57  I paper pieced her outfit.  The image is from LaLaLand - Thinking of You Marci.  The die cuts are also from LaLaLand - the keyholes, the house image and the "HOME" all from LaLaLand.

 The background paper just happened to have the word sweet on it so perfect for Home Sweet Home theme and the DP is LostnFound/Sunshine.

Her heart has the glitter from Stardust.  I added some Prima Flowers and added some stardust glitter and yellow liquid pearls.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017


Hi, There!   UPDATE - This card received Top 3 Pick at Polkadoodles!!!

Our first warm day here and I was loving it and dreaming flowers!!  So my card just had to be about a flower and this is Darling Marigold Bud from Polkadoodles - she is just so cute and fun to color for me - yes I have to have the "big" hair and of course, the big eyes!!!  LOL  Actually, I have some very pretty flowers around the house that were given to me from my family for Mother's Day so I am a very happy person right now!! ;)  Thanks for stopping by, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Sharing Card At:

SS Wednesday Challenge - Going Dotty

Polkadoodles Anything Goes Week 18-19

Card Recipe:
Copic Markers Used:  SKIN E000 E00 E01 E02 E11 E93
FLOWER YR21 YR27 Y26 YR02  BG32 BG45 BG15
HAIR E40 E42 E44 E47
Eyes have a glossy accent, and the flower body has Wink of Stella, image has been framed with a Spellbinder die cut label  Papers used are from KaiserCraft/Marigold  Prima flowers
Embellishment from same paper KaiserCraft.  Polkadot ribbon from stash.